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Re: Antique Trunk

Posted By: CJ Green <cjg53@pacbell.net> (adsl-69-231-224-20.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net)
Date: 8/10/5 19:42

In Response To: Re: Antique Trunk (Brian Brendlinger)

Funny you should ask, Brian. I just sent out emails yesterday to get prices on having my late 19th Century Geo. Burrough's humpback trunk restored. I've written to THIS OLD TRUNK http://www.thisoldtrunk.com/ though I'm unsure they even do outside restoration. Haven't heard back yet. They're in Memphis.

The other place is BRETTUNS VILLAGE TRUNK AND LEATHER in Maine. http://www.brettunsvillage.com/ I heard back from the owner, Churchill Barton, this morning. (The guy and his site are both funny as Hell.) He referred me back to certain pages on his website. The basic restoration fee is $500 -- and that doesn't include any shipping charges or extra repair items like new slats or wheels, new keys or cedar lining if you have a stinker.

I may have to just buy the parts from Brettuns and do it myself as I have a small antique biz in Los Angeles and have to figure my profit (as tiny as it always is) into the final sale price. If this is a family heirloom or you want it to become one I'd go with having someone like Churchill to the job. I know there are plenty more trunk restorers online but I liked the work of both of these shops the best. Your mileage my vary...

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